If you have a copy of The Belly Burn Plan (with the New Year coming, I hope you do), then you’ve had the
Cleanse Dressing. I love it, but the Detox Dill Dressing is quite different. It’s a little smoother and doesn’t have quite the same amount of tang as the Cleanse dressing.

The next book I write will be sure to include plenty of recipes with dill. Dill comes from the same family of vegetables as carrots, fennel, celery, parsnips and parsley. Dill has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Paired with the power of apple cider vinegar, EVOO* and garlic, this is truly a powerhouse of a dressing – and so much better than anything you could every buy in a store.

Apple cider vinegar helps to improve digestion and balance blood sugar levels. EVOO is an incredible source of monounsaturated fat, and has been shown to provide protection against heart disease and chronic inflammation related to arthritis. Garlic has been shown to lower bad cholesterol, kill harmful bacteria and detox heavy metals, to name a few.

I hope you love this dressing as much as me. If you’re a salad eater, or enjoy dipping your veggies in something, then double up on this recipe so you won’t run out as fast.

*This is NOT a sponsored mention:  Because there are so many brands of phony olive oils clogging up grocery store shelves, I want to recommend California Olive Ranch or the Kirkland brand of olive oil. You may have to pay a couple bucks more, but olive oil goes a long way and it’s so much healthier to know you’re getting the real deal, and not a knock off of something with less-than-honest ingredients. If you know of a legit olive oil that’s been tested, please leave mention in the comments.

Serves 6

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp

½ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp fresh dill (or 1 tbsp dried)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup sea salt

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 60 seconds, or until mixture is smooth.